Blogger’s Note: This blog serves many purposes: instant writer gratification, testing ground for new ideas, opportunity to spout off … and, importantly, archive of cute Thorplet anecdotes. This post falls firmly into that category. (I apologize that one of these is a Facebook rerun from Jodi’s page, but Facebook is temporary. Werd-Fu is forever.)
First, a conversation between Trevor and Jodi on Monday:
Trevor: “Mom, is there really an Easter Bunny?”
Jodi: “What do you think?”
Trevor: “Wow, there really is! But mom, I didn’t know a bunny could hide eggs when it is hopping. It should be the Easter kangaroo!”
I especially love his reaction to the question, “What do you think?” That question is, hands down, the best parental response to any faith-related question from a child age 7 or less. They want to believe!
Now, a couple of gems from today. First, while he was eating lunch, completely out of the blue he said:
“Dad, if you have one more than an even number, then you can have a middle, right?”
Absolutely right. He claimed he was just thinking about it, and it came to him on the spot.
A little while later, while I was standing on a snowy front step, calling Puck:
“Dad, if I was you and I was outside, I would say, ‘Meow!’ because dogs like to chase cats!”
I tried it in the house a bit later. Puck looked disgusted.